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Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
You’ve likely heard the adage, “Nothing in life is certain except death and taxes.” Well, thanks to  United Way of the Florida Keys, at least one of those things is easier.United Way partners with industry leader H&R Block to help people easily and accurately file both their federal and state taxes through MyFreeTaxesTM. MyFreeTaxes is mobile optimized so anyone can access MyFreeTaxes.com from their computer, tablet or...
Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018
United Way of the Florida Keys is looking for volunteers to train for the free tax preparation program known as VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance). Previous tax experience is not required.  Volunteer roles include greeters and reviewers as well as tax preparers.A FREE hands-on training is scheduled for Thursday, January 11, at the Marathon Library located at 3251 Overseas Highway in Marathon.  Training will begin at 9:30 a.m. until...
Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018
United Way of the Florida Keys is offering FREE tax preparation for families with limited incomes who live in Monroe County.  The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is designed to assist qualified taxpayers with completion of their annual tax returns and to ensure that limited income families receive every available benefit. Tax preparers are IRS-certified and prepared to complete simple tax returns.  Returns will...
Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018
United Way of the Florida Keys is proud to announce another round of hurricane relief funding.  A total of $130,000 was granted to the following agencies to assist with continued hurricane recovery and rebuilding:A Positive Step of Monroe CountyBig Pine AcademyBoys & Girls Clubs of the KeysCoral Isles ChurchFlorida Keys Healthy Start CoalitionGrace Jones Community CenterHabitat for Humanity of Key West and Lower FL KeysHabitat for...
Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
UNITED WAY OF THE FLORIDA KEYS OFFERS FREE FINANCIAL LITERACY CLASSES    Marathon, FL (August 11, 2017) – United Way of the Florida Keys is offering FREE Financial Literacy classes to anyone interested in improving their budgeting and money management skills.  Two classes are scheduled in Key Largo in September:Wednesday, September 13 – 10:00 a.m.Center for Independent Living * 103400 Overseas Highway, Suite...
Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017
United Way of the Florida Keys Announces $185,000 in 2017-18 Community Impact Grants United Way of the Florida Keys is excited to share it will distribute a total of $185,000 in grants to local nonprofit agencies in 2017-18.15 programs have been identified so far for funding through UWFK’s traditional funding process in one of three United Way focus areas: access to nutritious food for people in critical need; early childhood or after...
Posted: Thursday, April 6, 2017
United Way of the Florida Keys Receives Largest Financial Gift in History On April 5th, United Way of the Florida Keys received a $90,100 match donation from Publix Charities, the largest individual financial gift in the local nonprofit’s 36-year history.Publix Supermarkets runs a robust workplace campaign for UWFK, giving over $120,000 in donations from individual employees throughout the Keys. Publix is the largest workplace...
Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017
A newly updated study by United Way of Florida shows that almost 50% of households in Monroe County don’t make enough money to afford their basic necessities.The 2017 United Way of Florida’s ALICE report shows the number of families living below the survival threshold in Monroe County has increased since the report was first issued in 2012. ALICE (families and individuals who are “Asset-Limited Income-Constrained Employed...
Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2017
United Way of the Florida Keys Releases Application for 2017-18 Funding Cycle United Way of the Florida Keys is pleased to announce the release of their 2017-18 application for funding.Grant applications will be available online from January 5th to March 5th on our website at: http://www.keysunitedway.org/apply-united-way-funding. Our funding supports programs that meet a critical need for working families in Monroe County by providing...
Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
United Way of the Florida Keys to Implement $13,000 Volunteer Generation Fund GrantUnited Way of the Florida Keys is proud to be one of 22 organizations across Florida to receive Volunteer Florida’s $13,000 “Volunteer Generation Fund” grant.  UWFK will use the funding to engage over 300 skills based volunteers in STEM educational programming, specifically focusing on personal finance and tax preparation, and disaster...

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